About CARE

About CARE

Since 1983 the Center for Addiction Research & Education has worked to further addiction science at the University of Florida.  We are delighted to welcome our new leadership: Director Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D. and Associate Director Joanna Peris, Ph.D..  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Director, Associate Director, Executive Committee Chair Marieta Heaton, Ph.D., Robert Leeman, Ph.D., Barry Setlow, Ph.D., Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.. These members were selected to represent the diversity of addiction science fields and disciplines at the University of Florida.  Additionally, we have established an Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) of highly regarded experts who bring expertise in community priorities, social and mental health concerns, and have personal and professional networks consistent with ensuring the long-term relevance of the Center. The scientific experts selected for the IAC are: Regina Bussing, M.D., Lance McMahon, Ph.D., and Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., MPH.

Director:

Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Nixon, Director

Associate Director:

Joanna Peris, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacodynamics, College of Pharmacy

Peris, co-director

 

Executive Committee (Includes Director and Associate Director):

Marieta B. Heaton, Ph.D. (Executive Committee Chair)

Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine

chairman, Heaton

 

Robert Leeman, Ph.D.

Department of Health Education & Behavior, College of Health & Human Performance

Leeman

 

Barry Setlow, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

setlow

 

Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions

boissoneault

 

Internal Advisory Committee:

Regina Bussing, M.D. (Bio)

Professor and Donald R. Dizney Chair, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

busssing

 

Lance R. McMahon, Ph.D. (Bio)

Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, College of Pharmacy

mcmahon

 

Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., MPH (Bio)

Chair and Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior, College of Health & Human Performance

tucker

Committee Chairs:

Executive Committee: Marieta Heaton, Ph.D.

Annual Symposium Committee: Barry Setlow, Ph.D.

Travel Awards Committee: Marieta Heaton, Ph.D. & Catherine Striley , Ph.D., MSW, ACSW, MPE (Co-Chairs)

Seminar Committee: Lori Knackstedt, Ph.D. & Allison Yurasek, Ph.D. (Co-Chairs)